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Plans for your dream vacation are all set. You’ve chosen a great location, book yourself in the swankiest hotel you could find and you’re counting down the days before you get to let loose and enjoy some well-deserved fun.

This last but oh-so-important detail has you stumped and you just can’t bring yourself to make a final decision. You love your little cuddle buddy so much and wish you had the option of taking her with you, but you can’t. Should you choose in-home pet care or should you send your precious companion at a nearby kennel or boarding facility? What should you do? Which option is ideal for your best friend?

There is a distinct difference between leaving her at a strange place and leaving her at home, however

A Straight Answer

At-home pet care is a better solution for your pet than a kennel or boarding facility. This is almost always true for cats and dogs, as well as other pets such as birds and reptiles. While boarding is often used, at-home pet care has emerged as a better solution since it allows your beloved to remain in the familiar environment she is most used to and in a place where she feels comfortable and is safest.

The Pros of At-Home Pet Care:

  • Staying at home keeps your pet comfortable
  • Maintaining a normal routine helps relieve anxiety while you are away
  • Being in a safe and secure environment keeps your pet at ease
  • Focused attention from their Pet Care Provider while playing and exercising reminds them they are loved and cared for

The Cons of At-Home Pet Care

  • Your pet may miss you
  • Prices may be a bit higher

As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons here. And if you bring on the right dog walker or pet sitter, your pet may not even miss you! If you have security cameras in your home or a pet sitter who is willing to video chat with you, you can even peek in and even say hello to your love bug every day that you are away.

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Victoria Rawson

Hello! I am Victoria. I'm a creative designer and developer at TemPlaza. I enjoy creating eye candy solutions for web and mobile applications. I'd love to work on yours, too :)